DIY Chalkboard Plaque

Right now, I’m OBSESSED with chalkboard paint and I have an array of projects on my to do list that involve it. I was inspired to do this project by a pin I pinned a while ago for a “verse of the week” chalkboard. So here is my rendition:



  • Chalkboard paint // I used valspar in the can, not spray, that I bought for $10 at Lowe’s.
  • Wooden plaque // Michael’s  ($8)
  • Paint roller (sponge) // my basement ($0 Always the best!)


Step one : I mixed the paint and poured it into the tray. I applied it evenly onto my roller by rolling it in the tray. Be sure not to have too much paint on the roller or else the paint won’t be applied evenly!


Step two : I applied two coats of paint (be sure to let each coat dry before applying the next).


Step three : I rubbed some chalk on its side – sort of as a base coat. I wiped it off before writing on it.


Step four : I painted the sides white for a more finished look.

And there you have it folks: a chalkboard plaque. That was SO hard. I sure worked up a sweat 😉

But really, in all honesty this is such an easy project and it’s so cute! Wouldn’t make a bad holiday gift this year either 😉


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